In an exciting new partnership that will add further value to the Alcoa One Million Trees Project, our Habitat 141 team has recently joined forces with the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority’s South West Biolink Project to reinstate over 120 hectares of native vegetation in a priority connectivity zone in south-west Victoria.
This exciting project will increase habitat and connectivity for a number of threatened species including the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, Southern Brown Bandicoot and the Yellow-bellied Glider – as well as enhancing wetland habitat for Brolgas which are known to nest on the property.
Along with mechanized seeding and installation of nursery grown plants, combining resources will enable greater provision of specialised habitat requirements such as logs and nesting boxes for threatened species than would otherwise be the case with both organisations operating independently.
“This project is a fantastic example of collaboration between a number of parties to deliver a tangible outcome for the Habitat 141 landscape vision” said our Habitat 141 manager Dave Warne.
The Glenelg Hopkins CMA South West Biolinks Project is funded by the Australian Government. Other important partners in delivering this project are the Forest Investment Trust and forest manager’s PF Olsen Australia.